Basic Computer Skills Test

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Basic Computer Skills Quizzes & Trivia

Basic Computer Skills Test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How do you open a program such as Microsoft Word when there are no icons on the desktop?
    • A. 

      Double click on the desktop to reveal hidden icons.

    • B. 

      Click the start button and select the program from the menu.

    • C. 

      Use a keyboard command.

    • D. 

      It's not possible to open a program when there are no icons on the desktop.

    • E. 

      Restart the computer.

  • 2. 
    What happens when you press "Ctrl-Alt-Delete"?
    • A. 

      The computer will self-destruct.

    • B. 

      The program you are using will close.

    • C. 

      Your active window will close.

    • D. 

      The computer will restart.

    • E. 

      A menu of programs available on the computer will pop up on the desktop.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Go to "Edit" at the top of the screen and select "Copy."

    • B. 

      Place the cursor at the beginning of the text you wish to highlight, press the left mouse button and drag the mouse across the text.

    • C. 

      Use the backspace key until the cursor reaches the text you wish to select. Press "Ctrl" to select the text.

    • D. 

      Press the "Page Up" key on the keyboard.

    • E. 

      Place the cursor at the beginning of the text you wish to highlight, press the right mouse button and drag the mouse across the text.

  • 4. 
    Select the valid email address from the choices below.
  • 5. 
    How do you close a window on your desktop?
    • A. 

      Use the mouse to press the button with two overlapping boxes in it at the top right corner of the screen.

    • B. 

      Go to "File" and select "Save As."

    • C. 

      Use the mouse to press the button with the "X" in it at the top right corner of the screen.

    • D. 

      Go to "Edit" and select "Close."

    • E. 

      Press the "Ctrl" key on the keyboard.

  • 6. 
    Is it possible to have more than one program open at the same time?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 7. 
    When you hold down the left mouse button and drag over text or pictures, you are...
    • A. 

      Covering

    • B. 

      Highlighting

    • C. 

      Deleting

    • D. 

      Copying

    • E. 

      Pasting

  • 8. 
    To copy text, you...
    • A. 

      Highlight it, right click, and select copy.

    • B. 

      Highlight it, go to file, and select paste.

    • C. 

      Highlight it and left click the mouse.

    • D. 

      Highlight it, hold down Ctrl, and Alt

    • E. 

      All of the above are correct.

  • 9. 
    How do you minimize or maximize a program in Windows?
    • A. 

      Click the right mouse button.

    • B. 

      Go to "file" and select minimize or maximize.

    • C. 

      In the top right corner of the screen, click the dash or square.

    • D. 

      Depress the F5 key.

    • E. 

      This function cannont be performed.

  • 10. 
    How do you properly shut down a computer?
    • A. 

      Press the power buttons on the computer and monitor.

    • B. 

      Close all open windows and it will then shut down automatically.

    • C. 

      Press Ctrl + Alt + Del and select login.

    • D. 

      From the Start menu, select shut down then press power on the monitor.

    • E. 

      Depress the F12 key.